Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 07:02 PM PDT

Drought Likely Cause of Death for 250 Native Elk At Point Reyes National Seashore

Drought Likely Cause of Death for 250 Native Elk At Point Reyes National Seashore

More than 250 tule elk died inside a fenced area at a Northern California seashore during a two-year period, and a lack of water is possibly the cause.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 09:09 AM PDT

"Toilet to Tap" Eyed as Calif. Drought Worsens

"Toilet to Tap" Eyed as Calif. Drought Worsens

Some communities in Orange County, San Diego and Silicon Valley are expanding water recycling programs — nicknamed "toilet to tap" — as a historic drought forces a once-squeamish public to find new sources, NBC...

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 05:48 PM PDT

Drought Conditions Force Cal Fire to Tap Into Seasonal Firefighters

Drought Conditions Force Cal Fire to Tap Into Seasonal Firefighters

Cal Fire started final testing Wednesday to wrap up its second wave of hiring for Bay Area seasonal firefighters.

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 at 08:18 AM PDT

Alameda Co. Water District Approves Service Charge Hike

Alameda Co. Water District Approves Service Charge Hike

The Alameda County Water District board voted on Tuesday night to approve a rate increase for the 16th year in a row, charging customers 30 percent service charge increase on their bimonthly bill effective...

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 at 05:29 PM PDT

EBMUD Approves Mandatory 20-Percent Water Cutbacks

EBMUD Approves Mandatory 20-Percent Water Cutbacks

The East Bay Municipal Utility District has taken the extraordinary step of declaring a stage four critical drought.

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 11:30 PM PDT

EBMUD Staff Asks Board to Consider Water Restrictions

EBMUD Staff Asks Board to Consider Water Restrictions

The East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors will hear a recommendation from district staff to declare a stage four critical drought at the board's meeting on Tuesday.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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